SoulwreckedCh.7--Chosen OneSahara sighed and stared at the dark blue clouds and light blue sky of Talair. Her hand reached up to feel the bump on the back of her head, protected by bandages.
A hand pressed onto her shoulder and she jolted, coming back to the sounds of warriors chatting, chairs scraping on the floor, and all the other sounds of the mess hall. She glanced forlornly out the window once more before looking up into that boys blue-green eyes.
Oh. She said, depressed. Its you.
Mind if I sit? He pointed at the empty chair across from her. She waved her hand as a go ahead gesture and her eyes trailed over the entirely empty table. You looked lonely. He added as he set his tray on the table before sitting down.
Nah. She picked at her food, not very hungry. Just thinking.
About the meeting last night? He dug into his burrito that they were feeding them today.
The ceremony? I guess so. She
SoulwreckedCh.6--BlazeThe tiny teenaged boy shivered a bit as he was put on the spotlight, dozens upon dozens of eyes looking at him. He gulped out his miniature intro. His hobbies: chess, reading, and drawing. His favorite colors: blue and green. Which planet he came from: Vakra.
All of the eyes turned away from him to converse with each other about what he was to be called. All but one pair. Orange eyes, bright orange eyes staring at him.
Now that there was only one person looking at him, he looked away from her orange eyes to examine her black clothing and blonde hair.
Her lips moved. I think he should be called Blaze. Those soft pink lips said.
Blaze? Another woman with a face that reminded him of his mothers just a tad asked.
His hair. The orange-eyed girl smiled. It looks just as if its on fire. A blazing flame.
There were murmurs and finally a decision was made.
Blaze. The spokesperson said. He shall be called Blaze.
SoulwreckedCh.5--Mother HenSahara stared into the mirror and sighed. They didnt let you wear dresses here and it made her slightly sad. She had left so many of her cute outfits behind. Who said that gladiator women didnt act like girls?
The ceremony is one of the only things that you had to dress up for here. It was where you introduce yourself to the group and they make a name up for you to be called for the yearor lessthat you would be here.
Sahara thought of names to call the boy she had met in both the forest and the showers. But she couldnt be the only one to choose it. It had to be consensus.
Sahara walked out of her room and to the main building, where they would meet in the mess hall, rearranged to reveal foldable chairs with padding placed in a circle.
She had put on black pants that were tight around her thighs, ending to flare a bit over her black boots. Her black shirt clung to her torso and she felt confident that even though it wasnt exactly the best outfit in th
SoulwreckedCh.4--Orange EyesSo you made it out okay, I see. Sahara muttered and wrenched her arms out from under his hands.
You sound like you would have rather had me die out there. He chuckled and for an instant, Sahara thought it sounded really nice, nothing like Snows laugh.
No, Im just surprised you make it out okay. She said without really thinking and looked around for her muddy clothes. They were nowhere to be seen.
Uh-huh. He sounded smug. And I threw those clothes away. You couldnt have cleaned them out easily.
I was going to throw them out. She retorted. Im not stupid. Sahara turned to give him a look and her eyes trailed over his form unintentionally instead.
As he was only wearing a towel snugly around his narrow hips, and he wasnt covered in mud, so she was able to actually see better what he looked like. His hair was short and black, ruffling around his ears in wet spikes. His bare skin
SoulwreckedCh.3--Muddy WatersSahara came out of the forest after another twenty minutes. She had been on the far side of the forest and she had wanted to avoid Snow, so she had taken a longer route.
The leader came over to her. Ah, Sahara. I was just about to mark you as missing in action.
Im not going down that easily. She said lightly.
Yes, you are a flaming ball of will, arent you? He looked her up and down and sighed. Go take a shower before coming to the mess hall.
Yessir, She saluted him and ran off to the showers gladly. It would take plenty of washings before she felt anything near clean again.
Sahara grabbed one of the large towels they put in the front and noticed that there must be someone else in the showers. Towels were always stacked in fives and there had been four left before she had taken hers. She shrugged.
She moved quickly inside the small building and heard a shower going off in a separate section. Her guess had bee
SoulwreckedCh.2--Pine NeedlesThe boy gave her a curious look. Were on the same team, right? Sahara noticed his also mud-covered clothing. She sighed a bit. Her muse must not have original ideas.
Sahara shook her head and gave him a look. You must be one of the new ones, huh?
He winced and rolled a shoulder. Yeah,
She sighed. That makes sense. You dont understand the unspoken rules around here.
Unspoken rules? He looked confused.
Exactly which planet did you come from? She pushed him back so he sprawled onto his butt. She stood up and looked around quickly before glancing at him. Its dangerous if you stay with me. Staying in numbers when youre Prey is a death wish.
He gaped up at her and she sighed, putting her stringy, dirty hair behind her shoulders. She was surprised he had lasted so long.
Well thanks for you generosity. She walked off, not looking back. Sahara skittered off into the shado
SoulwreckedCh.1--PaintballSahara knew this was no ordinary game of paintball. There were no such things as playful, ordinary, simple games here. This was a place where those who survived the game lived for the next one. This was the planet Talair, and this was a place for no baby.
The shipment of new players and terrors that were the bane of Saharas existence had arrived this morning, effectively knocking this game from next week to today.
As Sahara caught her breath behind a rock, her followers passing her by inches, she thanked her muse for giving her the idea to take a mud bath to hide her blonde hair and bright clothing she had been forced to wear. She was on the Preys side this time. She wondered for a moment why she seemed to be on the Preys side more often than the Predators when it came to search-and-shoot games.
She gave a mental shrug and caught her breathing when she heard someone on the other side of the rock she was crouched by. It seemed to be a boy by his deep breaths. Sah
Arranged Problems Ch. 7He said he would wait for me! was my first thought before my senses took over. He tasted like chocolate and heat and something else I couldnt recognize, but tasted wonderful. The kiss burned my lips and slowly spread down to my toes. He slammed the door behind him and carried me a few steps away from it by my hips. I started to tremble. The feelings he was stirring inside me were ones I had never felt before and I was choosing to decide if they were good or bad. But before I could decide, he pulled back and his panting breath flew across my face. I shivered again, harder.
I promised you I wouldnt do anything to you without your permission. He said slowly and I could tell that he was catching his breath. That was just a glimpse of what I can do with you and will do with you. I gasped and he chuckled. Just know that I wont last forever. He muttered before taking his hands off of me with a jerk and moved behind me to take his ni
Valentine BluesHadley gripped the tiny box of chocolates with the note on it in her hands and took a deep breath before walking towards her boyfriend, Kale. It was lunchtime, the first time they really got to see each other in the day and she was nervous about giving him the chocolate. He had always been the one giving her little things. A pair of cute snowman earrings during Christmas, a kiss at midnight for New Year's, that perfect seashell bracelet for her birthday...This time, she would give him something in return.
The second she sat down, Kale grumbled, "I hate Valentine's day."
Hadley hesitated and put the box on her lap. "Why?"
"There's so much false love being forced on people and they feel pressured to take the card or the chocolate."
Hadley felt something shrink inside of her and she curled her fingers around the small box. "Oh."
"And there's so much kissing in the halls. PDA, PDA, PDA. Seems like they're having sex, almost, by the way their bodies are so close to each other." He sniffed a